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Sewn Eyelets – A New Twist on an Old Technique

Sewn Eyelets – A New Twist on an Old Technique

December 2008

Eyelets stitched using an eyelet plate allow the side seams of this fitted vest to be tied together with jaunty silk ribbon bows, creating a playful vintage look. Eyelets, whether...

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Sewn Eyelets – A New Twist on an Old Technique

Eyelets stitched using an eyelet plate allow the side seams of this fitted vest to be tied together with jaunty silk ribbon bows, creating a playful vintage look. Eyelets, whether...

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How To: Simply Perfect Gathering Using Clear Elastic

How To: Simply Perfect Gathering Using Clear El...

October 2008

I love the look of a lightweight fabric gathered into a shirt yoke, but I really, really dislike stitching gathering threads! Whenever I gather fabric using gathering stitches, it always...

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How To: Simply Perfect Gathering Using Clear El...

I love the look of a lightweight fabric gathered into a shirt yoke, but I really, really dislike stitching gathering threads! Whenever I gather fabric using gathering stitches, it always...

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How To: Sew a Quick Flat-Felled Seam

How To: Sew a Quick Flat-Felled Seam

August 2008

Flat-fell (or felled) seams are one of the workhorses of the fashion world. They are strong, yet attractive and work well for a variety of applications. Most people think of...

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How To: Sew a Quick Flat-Felled Seam

Flat-fell (or felled) seams are one of the workhorses of the fashion world. They are strong, yet attractive and work well for a variety of applications. Most people think of...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 6: Stitching Out

Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 6: Stitch...

August 2008

At last! We've reached the final stage - stitching out the design. For me, this is the most nerve wracking part of the process. After all the work put into...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 6: Stitch...

At last! We've reached the final stage - stitching out the design. For me, this is the most nerve wracking part of the process. After all the work put into...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 3: Combining Designs

Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 3: Combin...

July 2008

I've mentioned in a previous posting how much I enjoy many of the new machine embroidery designs. There seems to be a trend developing away from 'single motif' embroidery toward...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 3: Combin...

I've mentioned in a previous posting how much I enjoy many of the new machine embroidery designs. There seems to be a trend developing away from 'single motif' embroidery toward...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 2: Choosing a Design

Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 2: Choosi...

July 2008

Now comes the fun part - choosing the design! I purchased my first embroidery machine 10 years ago, and as a result, I likely own more embroidery designs than I...

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Designer Embroidered Jeans in 4D Part 2: Choosi...

Now comes the fun part - choosing the design! I purchased my first embroidery machine 10 years ago, and as a result, I likely own more embroidery designs than I...

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